In the Bunker: The Last Days
Back in May I had two separate vacation day requests go unapproved by the VP of Operations.
"We really need you here," was his answer each time.
One of "my" employees took a previously-scheduled vacation day and the VP and Plant Manager both were querulous.
"Why would she want to take a vacation day?" they asked, mouths agape.
"Um, because it's an employee benefit that is part of the total compensation package," I knew better than to say.
Well, guess what?
With but four weeks left until my scheduled 07/17/09 permanent layoff date :
- The VP has skee-daddled off for a week-long vacation this week, and...
- The PM is taking all next week off!
The PM seems entirely unconcerned and disconnected from the mechanical and technical issues that are currently thwarting this supposedly important project. I guess I would, too, if I wasn't going to be here when the VP gets back.
Dang it, I've been doing as much as I can to get this thing moving, but it is outside of my circle of influence and expertise. (I spent a couple hours trimming wires yesterday because of the aforementioned disconnects.)
It is as if the captain and first mate elbowed all the women and children out of the way as soon as the Titanic hit that iceberg.
Is this why American manufacturing has gone down the tubes?
Has everyone lost the will to make stuff?
When did the stupid bomb go off and what is the half-life for the moronium-286 fall-out?
I'm trying to hang in there so as to get my "separation package" which is most likely to be one week of pay and all my unused vacation time.
Guess I'll have to try a little harder, eh?